ZWO ASI482MC Colour USB Camera

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The ASI 482 MC Colour USB Camera is was recently released in 2021, an ideal camera for Planetary photography and viewing.

It is not recommended for primarily deep space photography, AOC suggest a fan cooled model for all deep space object long exposure photography.


Key features:

  • Colour or Monochromatic: Colour
  • Fan Cooled: No
  • Sensor Model: Sony IMX482, CMOS
  • Sensor Size: 1/1.2 Inch (12.86 mm diagonal)
  • Resolution: 1920 x 1080
  • Megapixel: 2.07
  • Pixel Size: 5.8 micrometers (µm)
  • Max Analogue to Digital Converter Resolution: 12 bit


$599.00 inc GST

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The ASI482MC camera is one of the latest One Shot Colour (OSC) planetary cameras released by ZWO in 2021.

Packed with Sony sensor IMX482, this camera has a large pixel size of 5.8um, compatible with USB 3.0 interface, large full-well depth of 51.5ke-, extremely high sensitivity and super low read out noise.

After years of development and process in the field of planetary cameras, the 482MC is considered as one powerful iteration in the field of planetary cameras.

The 5.8um large pixel size allows unprecedentedly low SNR1s value of 0.08lx, which brings the camera a fantastic nickname – “The King of the Night”.




Sensor: CMOS Sony-IMX482
Resolution: 1920 x 1080
Mega Pixels: 2.07 Mega Pixel
Pixel Size: 5.8µm
Sensor Size: 1/1.2″, 11.13mm x 6.26mm
Diagonal: 12.86 mm
Cooling Fan: n/a
Exposure Range: 32μs – 2000s
ROI: Supported
Non-volatile memory/On camera storage: n/a
QE peak 85% at 530nm
Focus Distance to Sensor: 17.5mm
Shutter Type: Rolling shutter
Protect window: AR
Operating System Compatibility: WIN 7/8/10 32 & 64, Linux, Mac
Interface: USB3.0 / USB2.0
ADC: 12 Bit
Full well: 51.5K e
Adapters: 2″, 1.25″, M42 x 0.75
Dimensions: φ78mm x 73.5mm
Weight: 0.133 Kg
Working Temperature:  -5℃ – 50℃
Storage Temperature:  -10℃ – 60℃
Working Relative Humidity:  0 – 80%
Storage Relative Humidity: n/a
Max FPS at full resolution:  12 Bit ADC 57 fps
Max FPS at full resolution:  10 Bit ADC 83 fps